on March 13, 2010
Idabel Allen has nailed the vernacular of ordinary people. Her stories tell on the characters in phrases and descriptions that make their voices alive in your head. Great shot.
Allen has also presented us with a delightful cross-section of personalities so that the reader cannot fail to identify with someone in every story, or to point at some character or situation and think, "I know him," "I've been in her shoes."
Let's hope there are more stories in Idabel Allen for our enjoyment.